Massimo and Giulia come from completely different paths of life. But when they meet, it’s love at first sight. There is only one problem: the looming prospect of Christmas. They decide to visit their respective families and celebrate the holiday together, with tragicomic results. Will their love survive Christmas?
Giacomo Ciarrapico (Rome, 1971) graduated in acting from the Centro Sperimentale in 1992. He acted in The Great Pumpkin (1993) by Frencesca Archibugi and in Nella Mischia (1994) by Gianni Zanasi. From 1994 to 1998 he wrote and directed three theatrical shows, the last of which, Piccole Anime, became a film which participated in the Torino Film Festival in 1998. Last year, his short film Dentro e Fuori; won the first prize at Nanni Moretti's Sacher Festival.
Piccole anime (1998), Dentro e fuori (cm, 2001), Eccomi qua (2002).
Mattia Torre (Italy) is a playwright. In 2003, his monologue In mezzo al mare, as performed by Valerio Aprea, won the award from Attori in cerca d’autore of the Teatro Valle in Rome. In 2005, he wrote and directed the monologue Migliore, with Valerio Mastandrea. He is one of the writers for the TV show Parla con me, with Serena Dandini. And in 2013, he wrote the play Qui e ora, with Mastandrea and Aprea.
Giacomo Ciarrapico, Mattia Torre, Luca Vendruscolo:
Boris - Il film (2011), Ogni maledetto Natale (2014).
i>Luca Vendruscolo (Udine, 1966), after his first experiences in theater, moved to Rome to study cinema. In 1991 he graduated from the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia. He worked on various fiction screenplays and documentaries for cinema and television. Since 1996, the screenplay of Piovono Mucche has won the Premio Solinas, the prize for best screenplay from the Dipartimento dello Spettacolo, and participation at the international workshop ...quinoxe.
Renato (cm, 1997), Piovono mucche (2002).
“Ogni maledetto Natale (‘every damn Christmas’) is a romantic comedy and a satire, written and directed with the kind of freedom we have when grappling with a bigger, wider issue. And when we completely flip it over. Christmas should be a time of harmony, peace, family cohesion; but here it’s an anthropological nightmare: it’s the source of all that unease from the time, a stressful holiday that tires people out since the dawn of time. […] So we got the greatest thing in the world, a young couple truly in love full of hope, and we pitted them against Christmas. This is the movie’s central question: can love survive Christmas?”
Giacomo Ciarrapico, Mattia Torre, Luca Vendruscolo
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